Since 1978, we’ve advocated on behalf of low-income Virginians, assisting state legal aid programs with legislative proposals that impact the poor as well as providing technical assistance, training, and resources in the following areas of law: consumer rights and protection, domestic and sexual violence, elder rights and resources, families, health, housing, and public benefits. Since our founding, we have been a clearinghouse of information on these issues. Our staff provides leadership on advocacy efforts in the courts and within legislative and administrative agencies and often collaborates with other groups across the Commonwealth to achieve our common goals. We are the only statewide organization providing training to local legal aid program staff, private attorneys, and low-income clients, relating exclusively to the legal rights of Virginia’s poor.
|Development Associate||Since 1978, the Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) has worked with legal aid programs, community organizations, and private attorneys throughout Virginia to provide assistance and training to attorneys, paralegals, clients, and other advocates. Additionally, VPLC, working in a center model, engages in litigation, education, and lobbying to obtain justice for low-income Virginians and break down the systems that keep people in poverty. We seek a mission-driven Development Associate to work collaboratively with the Director of Development to support VPLC’s growth and enhance the success of our fundraising activities, including branding statewide and nationally. This position provides development administrative support, including gift processing, managing the acknowledgment process, event planning and coordination, donor campaign support, research, and campaign mailing coordination. This position reports to the Director of Development and is an excellent opportunity for entry into nonprofit fundraising and Community Centric Fundraising principles. • Interest in Community Centric Fundraising (CCF) model and actively engage in efforts to build CCF principles into your role and those of our team and organization. • Manage donor records accurately and conduct quarterly database maintenance. • Manage donor stewardship process, including gift entry, thank you notes, pledge entry and sending invoices. • Produce routine and custom reports in support of fundraising and marketing efforts. • Reconcile donor reports with financial systems. • Assist in the production and mailing of appeals, Annual Report, sponsorship documents, and other items as needed. • Coordinate with VPLC’s Communication team on external communications and website, as needed • Support and respond to members of VPLC’s Board of Directors, Advisory Council, committees, and donors and other stakeholders. • Support all development programs, projects, and events. • Assist with the administration and support for grant-supported programs and projects||Fund Development||Sep 22, 2022|